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Design Your Own Home Certificate in Interior Decoration - Open Learning

12 months
331 GBP excl. VAT
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12 months
331 GBP excl. VAT
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Course delivery
Self-Paced Online
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Course description

Design your own home - Distance Learning Interior Decoration Course

This open learning course has been specifically designed for students who want to gaina recognised vocational qualification in order to follow a career inthe interior design industry, but need to fit their studying aroundexisting work and family commitments. The average time taken to complete the course is 12 months, allowing 8-10 hours a week – although there is no time limit on the course and studying can be as flexible as you want it to be.

The form of study is very interactive and students use a combination of printed and on-line material in their studies that coverevery aspect of interior design, backed up with the help and support ofKLC’s tutor team. As a lot of the interaction in this open learning course is online, students benefit from the students the KLC website, where additional study information,exercise sheets and special updates can be found, as well as a platform for further research andallows interaction with other students, as well as access to your ownpersonal records.

This distance learning course in interior decoration takes students on a step-by-stepapproach to designing their own home. From planning the room layoutthrough to finishing touches, this course will show you how to create aworkable scheme in your own personal style. Thecourse work is based on your own home so that, as you progress throughyour studies, you add to the material to build up your own portfolio ofroom schemes.

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Course Content

The course, which can be studied from anywhere in the world, comes complete with a comprehensive Student Study Guide, a Reading List and a Glossary. The course is then divided into the
following sections:-

  • The Design Process
  • Planning A Room Layout
  • Creating Additional Space
  • Turning Ideas Into Reality
  • Lighting Schemes
  • Working With Colour, Pattern & Texture
  • Surface Treatments
  • Fabrics & Window Treatments
  • Development Of Interior Styles
  • Room by Room Considerations
  • Furniture & Upholstery
  • New Technology
  • Finishing Touches – An Holistic Approach
  • Co-Ordinating A Project

Suitability - Who should attend?

No previous art or design experience is necessary for this interior design course, just commitment andenthusiasm.  Students will need to have regular access to a computerwith an internet connection, ideally with broadband.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

On completion of this course students will be awarded a respected qualification and will also have built up their own portfolio of room schemes.


The total cost of this course is: £331.00 + VAT

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West Dean College (previously KLC School of Design)
5th Floor Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour
SW10 0XF London

KLC School of Design

KLC School of Design is part of West Dean College and specialises in teaching interior and garden design from short courses up to BA (Hons) both on site in our teaching studios at Chelsea Harbour, London on online form wherever...

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